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Homeschool Expeditions

Learning Adventures

Each 90-minute class for grades 1-5 (age 6-12 years) covers various topics including animal science, life science, and physical science. Please dress for the weather as classes may include time in the Zoo. Classes are designed for adult interaction with children. Homeschool parents are actively involved so they can answer questions at home and further develop subjects that grab the interest of their students.

Classes take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Wednesdays.

Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have an individual ticket.


Themes for 2024

February 14: Fantastic Felines – SOLD OUT

  • Cats of all sizes prowl different parts of the world. We will look at a few different species and the threats they face.

March 20: Groupies

  • You have probably heard of a school of fish and a pride of lions, but have you heard about a shiver of sharks or a business of flies? We will learn about some fun grouping names while exploring why animals form groups.

April 10: Tree Factory

  • Trees are complex organisms that are vital for many forms of life. We will look into the form and function of these woody giants.

May 8: Busy Bees, Busy Blooms

  • Flowers and bees operate in a mutually beneficial relationship. We will look into why they depend on each other and what we can do to help save the endangered bees.


No Homeschool Expeditions in June or July 2024. Check out our Summer Learning Adventures here!


August 14: Wet and Wild

  • Aquatic organisms can be vastly different depending on a variety of factors. We will look into why different animals can have different adaptations.

September 11: Hide and Seek

  • For many species, camouflage is a vital strategy for survival. We will explore adaptations that keep some animals hidden in plain sight and how their predators have adaptations to overcome camouflage.

October 9: Bear Necessities

  • Fat Bear Week is an annual tournament that takes place every October. It pits bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska, against each other in a week-long bracket-style competition, evaluating a bear’s “success in preparation for winter hibernation.” Human spectators vote to decide who they deem is the “fattest” bear. We will look into this year’s competitors and explore why adaptation is vital for their survival.

November 13: Excellent Ectotherms

  • Don’t be cold hearted to the cold blooded animals! We will learn about the vital role these creatures play in their ecosystems, our culture, and even western medicine.

December 11: Saving Animals From Extinction

  • Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) focuses the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and leverages their massive audiences to save species. We will look at a few SAFE species and how you can help.


Contact the Education Department at with questions or for more information.

Adult attendance is required; each child over six months and each adult must have an individual ticket.

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$7 Members      $8 Non-Members

Terms and Conditions: Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. Your purchase serves as your permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoo. All reservations are final. Ticket may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. No refunds.

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